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Title: Synthesis and characterisation of some layered and perovskite
Author: Gurusinghe, Nicola Narmada Muthumanike
ISNI:       0000 0004 2730 5920
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2013
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The perovskites LaSr₂Fe₂SbO₉ and La₂Sr₂Fe₃SbO₁₂ crystallise in P2₁/n space group with Fe³⁺ occupying the two crystallographically distinct six-coordinate sites in a ratio of approximately 1:2. Neutron diffraction data suggest a G-type long-range antiferromagnetism in both materials at 2 K and 300 K. The A site cation ordering in Ln₂SrFe₂O₇ (Ln = La, Nd, Eu) and La₂BaFe₂O₇ increases as the mismatch in A site cation size increases. These phases exhibit long-range antiferromagnetic ordering at 300 K and 2 K; the magnetic moments in La₂BaFe₂O₇ and Nd₂SrFe₂O₇ gradually rotate in the temperature ranges 210 K to 190 K and 17 K to 9 K, respectively. The fluorine incorporation into these phases happens via anion insertion and anion substitution. The partial cation ordering or large overall size of the A site cations allows accommodation of more F⁻ ions causing no change to the Fe oxidation state. Both CaMnO₃₋δ and SrFeO₃₋δ are amenable to phosphate and sulphate anion incorporation. The unit cell sizes increase with the increase of dopant level. The oxy-anion insertion stabilises the cubic structure in all doped phases of SrFeO₃₋δ, but only the higher phosphate levels of CaMnO₃₋δ phases. The anion incorporation induced some mixed ion valencies but failed to introduce extra oxygen vacancies.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry